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LyonsCG Launches Midwest Magento Meetup

Steve Susina • May 24, 2013

CHICAGO – Lyons Consulting Group, along with Varien, the Magento company, today announced a Chicago Magento Meetup aimed at fostering education and networking among users and developers of Magento, the global open source e-commerce platform, in Northern Illinois. The first meeting is happening on Wednesday, March 10 at the Illinois Technology Association TechNexus in the Loop and will be a first step towards creating a formal Chicago Area Magento User Group, along with other partners and sponsors.

“There’s a large and growing community around Magento here in the Midwest,” said Rich Lyons, President and CEO of Lyons Consulting Group. “It’s a community that stands to greatly benefit from the networking and idea exchange that this group will provide.”

“We are certainly excited to have members of our Chicago area community coming together like this,” said Koby Oz, Magento’s Chief Community Officer. “As our community continues its rapid growth, we are glad to continue to promote live events and facilitate face-to-face meetings. As we’ve seen in our other events, these get-togethers provide tremendous value to members of the community and give them a chance to learn from, and exchange ideas with one another and meet community members with similar interests. Once people get together, the possibilities are endless.”

As the offerings available in the eCommerce marketplace continue to grow, Lyons and Varien have teamed up to make sure that retailers have the right information to make informed decisions. Rubin said, “We are glad to work with Lyons Consulting Group to dispel myths and educate and inform retailers of options that can help them realize better value and achieve serious results.”

This event is happening on Wednesday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Illinois Technology Association TechNexus at 200 S. Wacker on the 15th floor. To learn more about the Chicago Magento Meetup, including meeting registration information, please visit

Magento is a feature-rich, professional Open Source e-commerce platform solution that offers merchants complete flexibility and control over the user experience, content, and functionality of their online channel. Magento’s intuitive administration interface features powerful marketing tools, a catalog-management engine and is SEO optimized to give merchants the power to create sites that provide an unrivaled and rich online shopping experience for their customers, tailored to their unique business needs. The groundbreaking Magento platform is the fastest growing e-commerce platform on the market with over 1,000,000+ downloads to date. Designed to be completely scalable and backed by an extensive support network, Magento is the ultimate e-commerce solution.

Lyons Consulting Group is an e-commerce design and development firm dedicated to making it easier for retailers to sell more on-line. Leveraging years of experience designing, developing and integrating sites for some of the world’s best known brands including Warner Brothers, Hello Kitty, and Lifetime Brands, LCG delivers robust yet affordable e-commerce solutions for retailers and consumer brand manufacturers of all sizes – solutions designed to make merchandising and marketing easier, while improving overall shopability and performance. The company’s rapid deployment approach is based on industry best practices and supported by a unique customer satisfaction guarantee. For more information, visit

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